Nantes vs Bordeaux Prediction, 5/8/2021 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nantes vs Bordeaux
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes, France
TV: Fanatiz USA
Odds/Point Spread: Nantes (+123) Bordeaux (+229)
Stade de la Beaujoire is the venue where Ludovic Blas and Nantes (7-13-15, 18th in Ligue 1) will play Bordeaux (11-6-18, 15th in Ligue 1) on Saturday. The goalkeepers who are expected to start are Alban Lafont for Nantes and Benoit Costil for Bordeaux. Nantes are at +123 while Bordeaux FC are priced at +229. The over/under has been set at 2.25.
Nantes played Brest in their last matchup and notched a win by a score of 4-1. Nantes attempted 16 dribbles in this contest and were able to convert 7 of those tries for a percentage of 43.8%. In regard to passing, they earned a 82.3% rate by converting 329 of the 400 pass attempts in their last game. Regarding shot accuracy, Nantes finished the game at a 45.5% rate by landing 5 shots on target of 11 total shots. Nantes averages 1.11 goals per 90 min (39 goals in total) and have racked up 22 assists in all games for the year.
Ludovic Blas is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for Nantes. Blas has started 116 games so far in his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.17 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder born in France has recorded 20 goals scored in 10,784 minutes played. He has totaled 14 assists while earning 18 yellow card cautions during his soccer career. Another player who could decide the outcome is Renaud Emond, the forward representing Belgium. Emond has been on the pitch for 10,833 minutes in 118 starting assignments and has been given a total of 15 yellow card cautions. He has helped a teammate on a goal 8 times so far in his career and he has scored 55 total goals. He currently averages 0.46 goals per 90 minutes so far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Nantes will be Alban Lafont. Lafont (53-61-80 mark in his career) has recorded 51 shutouts, which gives him a 26.3% clean sheet rate. The goalie hailing from Burkina Faso has seen 758 shots tried against him in 194 starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.26 (244 goals conceded) and his save % is 72.0%. Lafont has been on the field for 17,399 mins and has 541 stops in his career.
For their last outing, Bordeaux went home victorious with a score of 1-0 against Rennes. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 353 out of their 408 passes they attempted for a rate of 86.5%. Bordeaux finished the match with a 30.8% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 4 out of the 13 dribbles they pursued. Bordeaux converted 3 shots on target out of 9 shots tried earning them a 33.3% clip when they last took the field. Having earned a total of 36 goals and 29 assists in all their games, Bordeaux averages 1.03 goals and 0.83 assists per 90.
Hwang Ui-Jo will need to provide a lift for Bordeaux. He currently averages 0.38 goals per 90 mins and has been given a starting assignment in 178 matches during his career. The forward from Korea has totaled 16,014 mins while scoring 68 goals. He has collected 15 yellow cards so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 10 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Remi Oudin, the forward born in France. Oudin has been handed a total of 9 yellow card cautions in 9,533 minutes (110 starts). His goals per 90 min average during his soccer career is 0.27. He has scored 29 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 18 times.
Benoit Costil will be residing in front of the net for Bordeaux. Thus far in his career, Costil has allowed 544 goals and has accumulated 1,271 stops in 436 starts. He has conceded 1.25 goals per 90 while he holds a mark of 150-127-158. He sports a save % of 70.8% and his shutout rate is currently at 27.5%. Costil has tallied 120 shutouts and has seen 1,795 shots against him in 39,086 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's Ligue 1 game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Bordeaux (+229)
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